Training for Individuals

The majority of overdose deaths occur in the presence of bystanders. With a little information and a few simple actions, you can save someone’s life — including your own.

If you use opiates or know people who use, we invite you to attend one of our free training sessions. Our trainings are quick, local, free, anonymous (if you prefer), culturally sensitive, and non-judgmental.

In just 90 minutes, you can learn to:

  • Identify the factors that put someone at risk.
  • Recognize the signs of overdose.
  • Know when to call 911 and what to say.
  • Keep someone alive until help arrives.
  • To use Narcan on someone who is overdosing.
  • Get Narcan for free.

Contact us for a list of upcoming training opportunities.

Training for Organizations

If your organization works with users or at-risk populations, there are simple strategies your staff can learn to save lives. Contact a S.C.O.O.P. representative to find a community training or schedule an in-house training for your staff members and/or clients.

In just one session your group will learn to:

  • Identify risk factors for opiate overdose.
  • Recognize the signs of overdose.
  • Understand simple and effective response strategies.
  • Access and administer Narcan.
  • Connect at-risk individuals with local resources.
  • Educate target populations in a culturally sensitive way.

Contact us to discuss training opportunities for your group.

Reversal Strategies: Narcan

Narcan (Noxalone) is a legal medication that temporarily reverses an opiod overdose. It is available as an injection or a nasal spray and is routinely used by emergency medical services. Narcan will not cause harm — even if the person is not actually overdosing.

Narcan is available to anyone — without a prescription — who completes a short orientation on how to administer a dose.

To access Narcan samples and training in Springfield, contact S.C.O.O.P. or our partner, Tapestry Health.

Tapestry Health: La Voz
130 Maple Street, Lower Level
Springfield, MA 01105

For agencies/organizations contact:
Nellie Kulian, HIV/HCV

Page last updated:  Wednesday, November 28, 2018 11:03 am